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AI to automate research workflows

Lumina is an AI platform to automate research workflows - we’re starting with literature reviews. Every research project is dependent on this process, whether it's to develop expertise, write papers, apply for grants or maintain regulatory compliance. Our users expedite their reviews from months to seconds, with instant cited reports from Lumina. We've created an ML ingestion pipeline to process 155M+ full-text papers, which makes our system the first-to-market for reading millions of studies and organizing specific insights like a human would. Over the past month - we've grown by ~300% and are currently at 6500 MAU.

Lumina
Founded:2023
Team Size:3
Location:San Francisco
Group Partner:Harj Taggar

Active Founders

Mehul Chadda

Co-founder & CEO at Lumina. I have a background in Metrology and a BSc in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My R&D experiences revolved around computational simulations for exploring graphene applications and developing the LEAP6000XR Atom Probe.

Mehul Chadda
Mehul Chadda
Lumina

Ishaan Kapoor

co-founder @ lumina I'm a Statistics graduate from UCLA ('22). At Lumina, I work with LLMs. Previously worked as a Data Engineer for one year. Did a series of large data migrations, configuring different SaaS tools for legal clients.

Ishaan Kapoor
Ishaan Kapoor
Lumina

Akhilesh Sharma

Co-Founder @ Lumina I am a mechanical engineer from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I have experience in robotics and as a cloud solutions architect.

Akhilesh Sharma
Akhilesh Sharma
Lumina

Company Launches

👋 Hi everyone, we’re Mehul, Ishaan & Akhilesh - the founding team behind Lumina. Our research suite leverages LLM’s to help >8000 researchers discover, validate and curate scientific literature.

Mehul is a Materials Scientist and worked in Atom Probing R&D, Akhilesh is a national robotics champion and has experience as a Cloud Solutions Architect, and Ishaan studied AI and worked as a Data Engineer.

The Problem: Why does research take so long?

Science is slow. Most research, whether academic or in industry, takes months or years to do. Researchers have to dig through 100s, if not 1000s of scientific papers during this process, and have to vet and extract key insights that are relevant to their project.

As of now, a majority of the community depends on basic key-word search and manual skimming processes to do so - while wrestling paywalls. This can take anywhere from weeks to years.

💡 The Solution: An AI-powered Research Suite

We want to give researchers more time to do what's important. Lumina helps them cut the discovery and validation process down to minutes.

https://youtu.be/uX-Y7_LcWhI?si=LwZ8JgcExuwcjz4V

Some key features are:

  • 📚 Mini Lit-Reviews: Our answers find the most relevant sources for your query, and cite the key sections used from each journal article.
  • 📊 Tables: Extract key information from every source from the search - create a custom query, or use a preset to speed things up.
  • 🤖 Agents: Query multiple papers at once - connect our library and your collection for complex research tasks.

🌟 Vision: Speed up the entire scientific process

We will be augmenting the entire scientific process with AI. We’re building tools that will speed up data analysis, simulate experiments to generate data, bring multimodality and even write entire systematic reviews in one-click. The goal is to create an AGI-like experience for scientific research.

🙏 Our Ask:

📢 Try Lumina and let us know your thoughts!

🤝 Connect us to academic and private research groups.

Here’s a Calendly link for a short 15 min convo:

📅 https://calendly.com/mehul-yem/lumina-experience-interview

📧 You can reach us at mehul@lumina-chat.com

We’re also providing a 50% discount for Lumina Plus to celebrate our launch! Simply use this code on checkout: LAUNCHYC24

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